December 5, 1955 - December 13, 2018
Barry Stephen Stafford, DVM, age 63 and a resident of the Enon Community, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday morning December 13th 2018. He was a member of the first graduating class of Bowling Green School in Franklinton in 1973. Steve then attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where he was a member of Theta Xi Fraternity. He later graduated from the LSU Veterinary School in 1980. Steve practiced veterinary medicine throughout Washington Parish and the surrounding area for 38 years as the owner of Animal Medical Clinic in Bogalusa. Steve was recently voted the Bogalusa Daily News Reader’s Choice Awards Winner as their favorite Veterinarian. Alongside his family, he was the owner/operator of Stafford Angus Farm and a past member of the American Angus Association. Steve was President of the Board of Directors of Bowling Green School for 2 years and a member of Enon Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Steve loved LSU Football and Baseball and attended countless games over the years. He was a big NASCAR fan and had attended the races at Talladega Super Speedway many times. Steve’s all-time favorite driver was the late Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and he had a large collection of #3 memorabilia. He loved spending time with his family and adored his many grandchildren.
Survived by: Wife: Cindy Lynn Parker Stafford of Enon; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Haylie Stafford Dufour and Chris Dufour, Elliot Stafford Coates and Toby Coates all of Walker; Son and Daughter in law: Barry Stephen Stafford, Jr. and Jennifer Stafford of Marianna, FL; Grandchildren: Adam Stafford, Cody and Hannah Dufour, Rush Azlin, Aubry Azlin, Christopher Dufour, Eva Marie Stafford, Stephen Stafford, Jacob Stafford, Ian Coates, Ryder Coates, Evan Coates; 3 Brothers and Sisters in law: John E. Stafford, Jr., DDS and Suzy Stafford of Tyler, TX, Robert “Bobby” Stafford, DVM and Carla Stafford of Folsom, Alan Stafford and Pam Stafford of Franklinton; Brothers in law and Sisters in law: Grant and Maury Parker, Pat and Add II Burris, Pam and Keith Bourgeois, Louis Ruffino; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents John Elliot Stafford, Sr., MD and Audry Faye Pittman Stafford, father in law and mother in law Elton Grant Parker and Anita Givens Parker, sister in law Sheree Parker Ruffino.
Visitation will be at Enon Baptist Church (14409 Hwy. 16, Franklinton, LA) on Monday December 17th from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 1:00 pm Monday with Rev. Chris Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Knight Memorial Gardens in Enon.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to Enon Baptist Church.
Pallbearers: Will Stafford, Russell Stafford, Greg Stafford, Will Burris, Rob Burris, Parker Ruffino, Casey Casanova, Clint Casanova, Adam Pace
Honorary Pallbearers are his buddies in the morning “Breakfast Club”.